From TED’s About This Talk: Every day there are news reports of new health advice, but how can you know if they’re right? Doctor and epidemiologist Ben Goldacre shows us, at high speed, the ways evidence can be distorted, from the blindingly obvious nutrition claims to the very subtle tricks of the pharmaceutical industry. If… Continue reading TED Talk: Battling Bad Science
The placebo effect is perhaps my favorite. That the more “authentic” a pill appears to be, the more effective the placebo effect is my favorite quality about it.
So Monday I decided that I would walk to the mail box every day unless the weather was wet. I’ve managed to do it every day this week so far. We’ll see how long it lasts. Its just half mile round trip. Better than nothing. 🙂
People could carry their medical records around their necks or on key chains through technology being encouraged in a bill passed Friday by the Senate. “When they go to the doctor’s office they won’t have to take that little clipboard and figure out whatever it is that they can remember about their health,” said Sen.… Continue reading My Health in My Pocket
One in five women would consider having both their breasts removed to reduce their odds of developing cancer, according to a survey on Monday. [Source: 20 pct of women would consider breast removal-study]
Obesity here in the US is exploding. Fat kids are likely to be fat adults. Fat adults die younger. This will shorten the average life expectancy for US adults by potentially up to 2-5 years. Let’s celebrate this solution with some ice cream!!!!! Do your part to help Social Security. Eat a big steak and… Continue reading Solution to Social Security
Another outbreak of Ebola in Africa? Ebola is a scary disease from which to die.
Much better today. Dunno what yesterday was about. Of course, I got less sleep last night than the night before. WTF?
Falling over tired. Feels like I got 3 hours of sleep last night. Ironically, I took a 3 hour nap for lunch…. Last time something like this happened, I was sick for a day. Ugh. Can’t be sick now. Have too much to do!
Gotta love spam… “Ezra, we guarantee that you will stop smoking!” I can guarantee it too… I don’t smoke. I even try not to get second hand smoke! WTF? Gonna go home and take a nap. Definitely will take some allergy meds. Tired cause I’m not getting enough oxygen (racing heartbeat and sich). Birthday parties are weird.… Continue reading Bad Tippers